Handcrafted Objects and Furniture.
' We conceive the object as a work of art which does not lose its functional purpose,
while at the same time we use only the finest materials'.
Kontaki design is a newly established Greek company that exclusively designs and produces handcrafted objects and furniture. All objects and furniture are designed and manufactured in Greece. Each piece is unique and only a limited
number of copies are produced. We conceive the object as a work of art which does not lose its functional purpose, while at the same time we use only the finest materials. That is the Kontaki Design Philosophy.
We do not perceive the furniture as a “transformer” object that serves us in many ways. Instead we try to sustain its personality and character and try to engage into a “conversation” with it in the space that is rightfully its own.
We attempt to create a dream like effect in a world where we coexist with the objects, as they “move” throughout our space, almost as if they existed before we even discovered them. Our source of inspiration combines spontaneity and an escape from elaborate design and also from the rigid rules that surround it.
Our desire is that the object “shed” itself from any excess “weight”. We are not interested in mass production or in the impression created by it. We strive for quality of life and why not, perhaps even reveal a flaw in our environment, by our inspiration.
Spiros Kontakis was born in Athens, Greece in 1969. He started off making and performing music. He has worked for more than 15 years as a professional musician in London and Athens, where he contributed to the making of about 300 albums, as a session player and as a writer. When he started feeling that he had to compromise artistically, in order to be able to sustain him self financially, he decided that music was not the path for him. Read More
Dimitra Korombili, architect-interior designer
general manager at kontaki design
I was born in Athens in 1981.I studied interior and graphic design at the Vacalo Art and Design College in Athens. From 2001 i have worked as an assistant professor – designer – architect- at the following architectural firms:
Agnes Couvela- Panagiotatou & Partners (2001-2004), Iakovo Alavano (2005) ,Nikolaos Delendas & Partners( 2005-2006), Michalis Griparis & Partners (2007- until now) Since 2003 i have worked as an assistant set designer – interior designer at Dinos Petratos(set designer – painter) and George Petridis(interior designer). In 2008 I founded my own office in Athens and since then i have specialized in the design of private residences, the renovation and restoration of old buildings and interior design.
In 2011 i decided to create the thematerialism website which is incorporates Design, Architecture, Material..It is structured as a online database which links products and their designers to the manufacturers that sell the products.
In January 2016 started as general manager at kontakidesign..
George Boussounis , musician
artistic consultant at kontaki design
The man who (while driving his off white vintage vespa downtown Athens), had the idea of joining top class session musicians, producers, recording, mixing and mastering engineers and studios from different countries, in order to create the first international online production organization in the planet.
It took him hundreds of hours of telephone calls, e-mails and lots of his rather disputable charm, to persuade all of the above artists to be a part of this really loving big music family.
George therefore wishes, that OnlineRecordingMasters shall blossom and expand in the near future, becoming a place of unlimited inspiration and creativity for all of us.
He also claims that he makes the best espresso/cappuccino in town, but this is another story…
Petros Avtzis, photographer
construction supervisor at kontaki design
Katerina Papapostolou, journalist
digital media manager at kontakidesign
Katerina Papapostolou is a journalist, copywriter and digital media manager. She studied Physics in the University of Ioannina, however, soon after completing her degree her lifelong passion for fashion resulted in her following a completely different study, that in Fashion Journalism and Marketing. Katerina has worked as Digital Media Manager in WRP and is now Fashion Writer of Harper’s Bazaar Greece and columnist for the magazines of Hilton Athens, Belvedere Hotel, Golf and Leisure, Φ of VAGMA Media Development. She is the copywriter of the official website of Hilton Athens Hotel which is entirely her work.